On 28 July 2011, the ECJ dismissed an appeal by Mediaset SpA against a judgment of the General Court that upheld a Commission decision finding that subsidies granted to consumers in Italy for the purchase of certain digital terrestrial decoders constituted unlawful state aid. The ECJ held that the General Court had been correct to find that the aid measure was selective, conferred an economic advantage and distorted competition by virtue of the fact that it was not technologically neutral.